Rent Civilisation (1969)

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10h 40min
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Synopsis:
In 1966 BBC Television embarked on its most ambitious documentary series to date. The eminent art historian Lord Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. 'Civilisation: A Personal View by Lord Clark' would be more than two years in the making, with filming in over 100 locations across 13 countries. The lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was first transmitted in 1969. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Industrial Revolution and beyond, Clark's compelling narrative is accompanied by breathtaking colour photography of Europe's greatest landmarks.
This 'history of ideas as illustrated by art and music' remains the benchmark for the numerous programmes it inspired.
Actors:
Lord Kenneth Clark, , , , , , , ,
Directors:
, Peter Montagnon,
Producers:
Michel Gill, Peter Montagnon, Ann Turner
Voiced By:
Lord Kenneth Clark, Eric Porter, Nicholas Blake
Narrated By:
Lord Kenneth Clark
Writers:
Lord Kenneth Clark
Studio:
BBC Worldwide
Genres:
British TV, TV Documentaries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/04/2005
Run Time:
670 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Sir David Attenborough Remembers the Making of 'Civilisation'
  • Photo Gallery of Behind the Scenes Stills
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Skin of Our Teeth
2. The Great Thaw
3. Romance and Reality
4. Man: The Measure of All Things
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Hero as Artist
6. Protest and Communication
7. Grandeur and Obedience
8. The Light of Experience
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. The Pursuit of Happiness
10. The Smile of Reason
11. The Worship of Nature
12. The Fallacies of Hope
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episode:
13. Heroic Materialism
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/05/2011
Run Time:
640 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Sir David Attenborough Remembers the Making of 'Civilisation'
  • Photo Gallery of Behind the Scenes Stills
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Skin of Our Teeth
2. The Great Thaw
3. Romance and Reality
4. Man: The Measure of All Things
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Hero as Artist
6. Protest and Communication
7. Grandeur and Obedience
8. The Light of Experience
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. The Pursuit of Happiness
10. The Smile of Reason
11. The Worship of Nature
12. The Fallacies of Hope
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episode:
13. Heroic Materialism
- Special Features

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